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Dr.Sinnathamby Santhirasegaram

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Dr.Sinnathamby Santhirasegaram
PhD, MPhil, BA (Hons), Dip.in Edu.
Senior Lecturer in Tamil
Department of Languages
Faculty of Arts & Culture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 0652240002 (Office) , 0776647375 (Mobile)
Emailsanthirasegaramsinnathamby@yahoo.com

Biography

Full Name: Dr. Sinnathamby Santhirasegaram
Academic Position: Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Address: Permanent: 110/3, Kannaki Amman Kovil Road, 10th Cross, Batticaloa.
Official: Department of Languages, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University,
Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai.
Nationality: Sri Lankan Tamil
Sex: Male
Civil Status: Married
School attended: BT/Shivananda National School, Batticaloa
Contacts: Telephone : office: 94652240002, Residence: 94 65 2221588
Mobile: +94 776647375
E-Mail: santhirasegaramsinnathamby@yahoo.com

University Education

  • Ph.D in Tamil , Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2008 – 2014
    Title of Research: Orature in Eastern Sri Lanka
  • M.Phil in Tamil, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 1998 – 2004
    Title of Research: The Making of Orature and its usage: A Stud based on the
    Orature Tradition in Batticaloa.
  • B.A.Hons., (Second Class – Upper Division) in Tamil, Eastern University, Sri Lanka,
    1991-1996
  • Post graduate diploma in Education , Open University of Sri Lanka, 1999.

Academic Profession

  • Senior Lecturer - Gr.II in Tamil at the Department of Languages, Eastern University,
    Sri Lanka from 06th May 2014 to date
  • Lecturer in Tamil at the Department of Languages, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    from 06th May 2009 to 05th May 2014.
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Tamil at the Department of Languages, Eastern
    University, Sri Lanka from 1st April 1998 to 31st January 1999.
  • Temporary Tutor at the Department of Languages, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    from 1st November 1996 to 31st March 1998.
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Swami Vipulananda College of Music and Dance, Eastern
    University, Sri Lanka for the academic year 2001/2002.

Contact
Office:
Department of Languages,
Eastern University, Sri Lanka,
Vantharumoolai,
Chenkalady.
0652240002

Home:
110/3, Kannaki Amman Kovil Road,
10th Cross,
Batticaloa.
Mobile: 0776647375
e.mail: santhirasegaramsinnathamby@yahoo.com

Publications

Edited Book

  1. Santhirasegaram,S., (Edit), 2016, Bharathy Collection of ‘Bharathy’ Journal published from Mandur, Kalai Ilakkiya Avai, Mandur.
  2. Pulavarmani Periyathampippillai (1982), Ullathum Nallathum, Santhirasegaram,S., (2ndEdit), 2015, Pulavarmani Periyathampippillai Ninaivup Panimanram, Batticaloa,

Edited Journal

  1. Santhirasegaram, S (Chief Editor). (Jun 2016). Mozhithal. Issue-4. Inpamohan, V. Sivaretnam, S. (Co –Editors), Independence Research circle, Baticaloa.
  2. Sivaretnam, S. (Chief Editor). (Dec 2016). Mozhithal. Issue-3. Inpamohan, V. Santhirasegaram, S. (Co –Editors), Independence Research circle, Baticaloa.
  3. Kiruparajah,R., (Chief Editor). (Dece. 2016). Neithal, Issue-8, No.ii,. Santhirasegaram, S (Associate Editors), Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  4. Inpamohan, V. (Chief Editor). (Jun 2015). Mozhithal. Issue-2. Sivaretnam, S. Santhirasegaram, S. (Co –Editors), Independence Research circle, Baticaloa.
  5. Santhirasegaram, S (Chief Editor). (Aug 2014). Mozhithal. Issue-1. Inpamohan, V. Sivaretnam, S. (Co –Editors), Independence Research circle, Baticaloa.
  6. Krishnamohan, T., (Chief Editor). (Dec 2014). Neithal, Issue-7, No.ii. Santhirasegaram, S (Managing Editors), Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

Research Papers Published in Books

  1. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Creative and Politics of Kannaki Valakkurai Epic’, Anamika Memorial tolk – 3, Anamika publication, December 2016.
  2. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Food habits of Batticaloa Tamils’, Sivaretnam,S., (Ed), Samarthiyach Sadanku, Maruthi Printer, Kuthavalai, 2016.
  3. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Art and Literary tradition through the history of Mandur’, Historical documents of Art and Literary Association in end of the twenty years’, Art and Literary association, Mandur, 2015.
  4. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Poetic Personality of Mandur Thesikan’, Special issue for Memorial of Mandur Thesikan by Art and Literary Association, Mandur, August 2012.
  5. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Batticaloa Writers in Elam Tamil Literature’, Contemporary Tamil Literature of Elam, Vol.2,Vipavi Cultural Centre, Nugegoda, 1998.

Research Papers Published in Journals

  1. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘The Women’s ‘Kavi’ which are identify the Mother’s mind’, ‘Jeevanathy’ special issue, Alvaai kalaiyakam publisher, Alvaai, 2017
  2. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Kannaki Creative Forms of Silappathikaram and myths’ ‘Mozhithal’, A refereed Journal, Issue 3,No.2, Independence Research circle, Baticaloa, 2016, pp: 67-85.
  3. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Social changes from 1980 and nuture of the Kooththu ‘Neithal’, A research Journal, Issue 9, No.2, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2016,
  4. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Researches about Literary scholars by Prof. S.Yogarajah’, ‘Karunai Yogam’, Prof. S.Yogarajah’ Felicitation Committee, Batticaloa, September 2016.
  5. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Socio function of folk ‘Kavi’ in Eastern Sri Lanka, ‘Kaaladi’, Cultural Department, Eastern Province, 2015.
  6. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Kannaki Literature in Sri Lanka – Research of literary reformation’, ‘Mozhithal’, A refereed Journal, Issue 2,No.1, Independence Research circle, Baticaloa, 2015, pp: 63-77.
  7. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Political Songs of Oral Poets’, Gnanam-150th Issue ‘Special issue on Sri Lankan War Literature’, Gnanam Pathippakam, Colombo, November 2012.
  8. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Modern Poems of Gnanathesikan’, an article published in Veerakesary daily, 03.08.2012.
  9. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Ambiguity and Negligence of Oral Literary Tradition’, ‘Maruka’-Issue -7, Maruga Pathippakam, Araiyampathy, 2012
  10. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Traditional Poetry of Eastern Sri Lanka’, Virakesary News Paper ,29.10.2011.
  11. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Oral Literature of Batticaloa’, ‘Kazhappu’, a Special Magazine for People Art and Literary Jubilee, issued by District Secretariat Batticaloa, in September 2011.
  12. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Social and Literary service of Pulavarmani’, Virakesary News Paper , 07.01.2006.
  13. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Folk literary tradition and history of Batticaloa’, ‘Maruga’ Journal, Batticaloa, 2005.
  14. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Periyathambiran Cult in Batticaloa’,Hindu Culture in Batticaloa, 2nd World Hindu Conference, Batticaloa Branch – May 2003
  15. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Present form of Ravanesan Kuttu’, ‘Kaddiyam’, Vol.1,No.1, Quarterly Journal, Theatre Journal of Tamils, Swiz and Tamil Nadu, 2002.
  16. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Ignored literary traditions and its historical records in Batticaloa’, Muthamil Vizha Magazine, Cultural Society, Divisional Secretariat, Manmunai, 2000.
  17. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Pulavarmani who insisted the importance of Ethnic harmony’ Virakesary News Paper,10.06.2000.
  18. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Symbols of Women’s personality’, Virakesary News Paper, 31.12.1999.
  19. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Kavi (Folk Songs) in East Sri Lanka’, ‘Thinakural’, News Paper, 30.11.1999.
  20. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘A Voice against Caste system of Pulavarmani A.Periyathampippillai’, Virakesary News Paper,11.04.1999.
  21. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Batticaloa Writers in Elam Tamil Poetry’, ‘Kilakoli’, Vol.05, No.03, Quarterly Journal, Eastern University Employees Union, 1998.
  22. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Violence against Women in Kavi (Folk Songs)’, ‘Sarinihar’, News Paper, 1998.
  23. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Male dominancy and resistance against it in folk Songs' Neithal, Vol.2,No.1, Annual Research Journal,Faculty Of Arts & Culture,Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 1998.
  24. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Gender difference in the text book of Sri Lankan Schools’, ‘Pen’ Vol.4, No.2, Quarterly Journal, Suriya Women’s Development Centre, 1997.
  25. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Family as the base for violence against Women’, ‘Pen’ Vol.4, No.1, Quarterly Journal, Suriya Women’s Development Centre, 1997.
  26. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘North East Tamil speaking women who face violence in war situation’ , ‘Pen’ Vol.2, No.1, Quarterly Journal, Suriya Women’s Development Centre, 1997.
  27. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Poetic tradition among Eastern Sri Lankan Tamils – Field Research Notes’, ‘Thazhal’, Annual Journal, Tamil Union, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 1997.
  28. Santhirasegaram,S., “Whether the ‘Sempavalakkali’ attempts to express patiariachism”, Virakesary News Paper, 03.08.1997.

Research Paper Presentations:

  1. Santhirasegaram,S., Socio History based on Folklore [Unpublished] Presented at Colombo Tamil Sangam, 75th Platinum Jubilee Research conference of “Rereading of Tamil folklore”, 15th January 2017.
  2. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘ Literary purpose and view of Swami Vipulanandar’, In Proceedings of the International Research Conference, Department of Tamil , Konkunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, November 2016.
  3. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘The role Of Ennai Sinthu in Sri Lankan Tamil Education’ [Extended Abstract] Presented at the Swami Vipulananda institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, September 2016
  4. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Creative and growth of Folk Epic Songs in Eastern Sri Lanka’ In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference - Seminar on Tamil Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 2015
  5. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Aesthetics experience of Oral Songs: Base on Orature Songs of Eastern Province’ Presented in the Faculty Forum at Eastern University, Sri Lanka on 22.01.2014
  6. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Orature Songs as Communication Tool of Women of Eastern Sri Lanka’ Presented at the conference of the ‘Thaninayakam Adikalar Centenary’ Conducted by Thaninayakam Adikalar Centenary Committee, Trincomalee, in August 2013
  7. Santhirasegaram,S., “Documentation of Orature Songs of Eelam” Presented at the Tamil documentation Conference, organized by Noolaham Foundation, Colombo, in April 2013.
  8. Santhirasegaram,S., “Colonies and Caste Hierarchy Centered around Mandur Murugan Temple” Presented at the Research Forum conducted by Cultural Study Circle, Batticaloa, on 27.05.2012
  9. Santhirasegaram,S., The Making and Usage of Temple Ritual Songs’ Presented at the Annual Research Session by Eastern University, Sri Lanka in December 2011.
  10. Santhirasegaram,S., “The contribution of Eastern Sri Lanka to the growth of Art and Culture of Sri Lanka - The Contribution of Traditional Poetry” Presented at the Eastern province Literary Conference, organized by Religious and Cultural Affairs, Eastern province, Trincomalee, in October 2011.
  11. Santhirasegaram,S., ‘Immigration of the People towards a Temple – Based on Mandur Murugan Temple’, Presented at Annual Research session conducted by Eastern University, Sri Lanka, December 2010.
  12. Santhirasegaram,S., Batticaloa writers in Sri Lankan Tamil Literature, Contemporary Tamil Literature of Elam, Vipavi Cultural Centre, Nugegoda – Colombo, 1998.

Research Interest

  • Folklore
  • History of Tamil Literature
  • Ancient Tamil Poetry
  • Tamil Modern Literature
  • Socio History

Teaching

  • Folklore Theories
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Folklore
  • South Asian Literature
  • Language and Broadcasting
  • Tamil ancient literature
  • Sri Lankan Tamil Literature
  • Tamil Language Skills

Awards

  • Awarded Scholarship for Ph.D in Tamil from  (NCAS) , 2010 – 2014

Positions Held

  • Coordinator for the Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka effect from 01.06.2016.
  • Coordinator for the Basic Sinhala and Basic Tamil teaching, Eastern University, Sri Lanka effect from 01.01.2015 to date.
  • Student Counselor for Faculty of Arts & Culture from 20.10.2009 to 15.03.2010 and from 28.09.2016 to date
  • Faculty Board member of the Faculty of Arts & Culture, EUSL since 2014
  • Member of the Research Committee at the Swami Vipulananda institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University, Sri Lanka effect from 25.11.2016.